On Campus Event: Intellectual Fearlessness: Science in Politics, Wed. 4/12 7PM

Intellectual Fearlessness: Science in Politics
Wed. April 12 7:00 PM
Quinby House Living Room

Intellectual Fearlessness: Science in Politics A panel discussion featuring faculty members including: Nat Wheelwright (Biology); Hadley Horch (Neuroscience/Biology); Zach Rothschild (Psychology); Susan Kaplan (Anthropology/Arctic Studies); David Hecht (History). Come to hear each faculty member’s perspective on the intersection of science and politics and to ask your own questions!

Fellowship: National Audubon (through the ES Program) Deadline Extended

National Audubon Fellowship offered through Bowdoin’s Environmental Studies Program 

Duration: Internship dates approximately late May  to mid-August 2017

Location: Southern and mid-coast Maine at an island field camp
Housing and meals are provided (see details below) and provides a biweekly stipend of $525
For more info: National Audubon Maine Coast seabird nesting sanctuaries

Position Description: Audubon’s Seabird Restoration Program operates seven island field stations along the Maine coast as critical seabird nesting sanctuaries. Research Interns will work under the direction of the Island Supervisor, participating in all aspects of seabird research, monitoring, and management that take place at the field station. The majority of research projects focus on studying the nesting success and foods fed to seabird (tern and alcid) chicks, with most work focusing on terns.  Work includes, but is not limited to: conducting population censuses, monitoring productivity and chick growth; conducting seabird diet studies; banding and resighting birds; removing invasive vegetation; educating island visitors; and assisting with predator management.

Research Interns will live on island (a single island or group of islands) for the duration of the field season.  Interns assigned to inshore islands will have occasional trips to the mainland for logistics and resupplying the field camp, returning to the islands to work and sleep. On offshore islands, food, supplies, and mail are delivered approximately every 2 weeks. Research Interns will remain offshore for approximately eleven weeks. In a seabird colony, the birds are loud, and the terns defend their nests by dive-bombing anyone moving through the colony. Living conditions on the islands are primitive.  A cabin or wall tent serves as the base of field operations, and field team members sleep in their own tents (wooden tent platforms provided). Island field stations have limited electricity (solar panels power research needs), propane stoves, composting toilets, and no running water (rainwater is collected for washing; drinking water is brought from the mainland).  Communications with the mainland are via cell or VOIP phone, depending on location, with VHF radios available as a back-up mode of communication.  There is no Internet access.  Cooking, cleaning, and camp maintenance duties are shared by all island team members. Compensation is $262.50 per week. Food is provided.

For more information, see the webpage: http://www.bowdoin.edu/environmental-studies/fellowships-internships/national-audubon.shtml

To apply, follow the link: http://www.bowdoin.edu/environmental-studies/fellowships-internships/2017-applications.shtml

Fellowship Opportunity: The Horizons Fellowship Summer 2017

The Horizons Fellowship supports 10 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become leaders in technology. The program provides immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving college students. Students need not have a computer science background! Our curriculum, developed by ex-Salesforce and Optimizely engineers alongside PhD candidates in computer science, is designed to teach students how to build web, mobile, and desktop applications. We have 4-month semester programs and 3-month summer programs in cities across the U.S. For more information, visit https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/horizonsacademy/Horizons+Success+Stories.pdf

Application Process/Criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in (or recently graduated) an undergrad or graduate university program
  • Submission of resume and standardized test scores on www.joinhorizons.com
  • Series of fit and logic interviews
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Job/Internship Opportunity: Child Nutrition Engagement Program Associate, Summer 2017

The Child Nutrition Engagement Program is an AmeriCorps VISTA project sponsored by Hunger Free America and funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the PepsiCo Foundation, and the Walmart Foundation. This national project operates two programs, one for a full-year and the other for just the summer, called the Summer Associate program. Both the full-year and Summer Associates work in rural and urban areas across the country as part of a poverty-fighting public-private partnership. These summer associates will be placed across 21 states with 27 community partners, all dedicated to fighting child and adult hunger.

The Hunger Free America Summer Associate Program aims to create more food secure families and support nutritious food choices. Summer Associate members will expand and support the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and raise awareness of and eliminate barriers to SNAP and other food/nutrition-access services.

Position Description:

Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program (MCHPP) is seeking AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates to do the following:

  1. Conduct outreach in targeted communities of low-income individuals for the Summer Food Service Program.
  2. Assist SFSP sites in serving meals, which may include food preparation and delivery, counting meals, set-up and clean-up, coordinating and/or leading enrichment activities, and other duties necessary for site to operate.
  3. Recruit and train volunteers to assist with SFSP.
  4. Other SFSP and SNAP related duties as assigned

Application Requirements: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. To apply for this position, please complete steps 1-3 listed below.

  1. Please go to https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=72162&fromSearch=true and complete the program application.
  2. Click on the following link to complete a Google survey to fill out your preferences for service. http://bit.ly/2npyyg0. Please note: this does NOT guarantee your selection for placement.
  3. Send a cover letter and resume to Mary Turner, Food Security Coalition Coordinator, at mt@mchpp.org and please include “Summer Associate VISTA Application” in the subject.

Job Opportunity: Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program Position Summer 2017

The Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program (MCHPP) is hiring a summer associate. Hunger doesn’t take a vacation.The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is looking for someone who loves children and wants to help make summer be a stress-free time full of healthy food, friends and fun.

This AmeriCorp VISTA position is for 10 weeks beginning on May 30 and ending on August 7.  The SFSP team will work together to get the word out about the Summer Meals program, design fun activities for the children and supervise meal sites.  Valid Driver’s license and access to a working automobile is required.

For more information and to apply: email Mary Turner at mt@mchpp.org

Job Opportunity: Research Assistant Spring/Summer 2017

Opportunities with The Future of Dams

This non-hydropower dam on lower Montsweag Stream in Maine was removed in November 2010 with the goal of restoring fish passage. Credit: Laura Wildman, Director, New England Regional Office, Princeton Hydro.

The New England Sustainability Consortium (NEST) has launched a stakeholder-engaged, solutions-focused, interdisciplinary research initiative focused on the future of dams. The initiative builds on NEST’s experience in advancing the theory and practice of sustainability science, and is supported in part by a $6 million, 4-year NSF EPSCoR grant. We have assembled an exceptional team of more than 20 faculty from six New England institutions (University of New Hampshire, University of Maine, University of Rhode Island, Keene State College, University of Southern Maine and Rhode Island School of Design) with expertise that spans and integrates the natural sciences, social sciences, engineering, and design.

Using dams in New England as a model system, this NEST initiative will examine the economic, technological, ecological, social, and political trade-offs associated with different kinds of dam decisions (e.g., increasing power production at existing hydropower dams; installing new power production technology at non-power dams; maintaining existing but non-power dams for recreation or habitat; or removing dams to restore diadromous fisheries or address safety concerns). Our approach to problem solving is strongly dependent upon, and benefits from, the local knowledge and know-how of diverse stakeholders representing government, business and industry, and non-governmental organizations.

Currently Available Opportunities:

Undergraduate Research Assistant

The New England Sustainability Consortium is seeking to hire an undergraduate research assistant for Spring and Summer 2017 to support work on NEST’s Future of Dams project. The selected candidate will assist with ongoing research about communication, collaboration, and media in relation to decision making about dams in Maine. The primary responsibilities are to work with researchers to complete a database of news articles about dams and assist with stakeholder interviews, technical reports, and other outputs

The compensation for this position is $9.70 an hour for 10 hours of work per week through mid-May and 30 to 40 hours per week from mid-May through the end of August. Reimbursement is included for travel within Maine to conduct interviews and attend stakeholder meetings.

For more information or to apply for this position, please contact Tyler Quiring at tyler.quiring@maine.edu; (207) 581-3396 or Bridie McGreavy at bridie.mcgreavy@maine.edu ; (207) 581-1943. To apply, please include a brief letter of interest and a resume.

Internships and Job Openings Summer 2017 and beyond

Check out Bowdoin Ebear for internships and job openings, or make an appointment with Bethany Walsh, Assistant Director of Career Planning
email: bwalsh@bowdoin.edu

Some recent postings include:
Selected Internships:
Enel Green Power North America: Business Development Intern. Energy Management Intern, Energy Markets Quantitative Analyst, Financial Reporting Analyst, ICT Network Engineering Intern, Performance Specialist Intern, Planning and Operations Support Interm
CounterpointsSRE: PACE Financing Commercial Real Estate Intern (parent referral
Reverb: Summer Intern
Midcoast Conservancy (Maine) Outdoor Adventure Intern
Coastal Mountains Land Trust (Maine): Communications & Development
Massachusetts Department of Fisheries and Wildlife: Field Botany Assistant
Appalachian Trail Conservancy: Monson Visitor enter Intern
Wolf’s Neck Farm (Freeport Maine): Summer Educator, Outreach Intern
Mount Agamenticus Conservation Program (Maine): Outreach Intern

Selected Jobs:
Natural Resources Defense Council: RAY Marine Conservation Diversity Fellowship (Alumni Referral)
Montrose Environmental: Extraction Laboratory Technician:
Soil/ Water samples
GEI Consultants: Staff Environmental Scientist- geotechnical, environmental, coastal and sustainability
American Wind Wildlife Institute: Outreach & Engagement Coordinator
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation: Program Officer
Resources Legacy Fund: Program Coordinator
Environmental Law and Policy Center: Sustainable Business & Innovation Fellow
Triumvirate Environmental: Environmental Specialist
Resources for the Future: Research Assistant

On Campus Event: ES Lunch- The Future of Green Careers, Wed. March 29 MU North Dining Room

Environmental Studies Lunch: The Future of Green Careers
Join the Environmental Studies Program and the Career Planning Center for a discussion about the future of green careers with Patrick Coughlin ’89.
Wed. March 29 12:00-1:00
Moulton Union North Dining Room

Patrick is Principle and Senior Scientist at St. Germian Collins, providing environmental management and land development services. Coughlin sits on the board of E2Tech, which seeks to expand the state of Maine’s environment, energy, and clean technology sectors

This will be an open dialogue to include attendee’s questions, observations, worries and expectations for the future.

On Campus Event: Watson Fellowship Info Session, Wed. 3/29 @ Noon

Watson Fellowship Info Session
Wed. March 29 12:00-1:00
Moulton Union Chamberlain Room

The Watson Fellowship is a one-year grant for independent study and travel outside the United States awarded to graduating college seniors nominated by participating institutions.
Bowdoin ES majors Teona Williams, and David Bruce received the Watson Fellowship in 2012 and 2013.

Job Opportunity: Career Opportunities for Graduating Seniors with Impact

Impact recruits and trains college students to take on pressing social issues outside the classroom, including fighting climate change and helping to alleviate hunger and homelessness. They are hiring full-time campaign organizers to start immediately and next August, as well as interns. Organizers take on challenges like getting our country to 100% renewable energy, banning the use of bee killing pesticides, and ending the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms. Learn more and apply online.

Applications accepted on a rolling basis.